M.Sc. On Campus

Medical Education

University of Oxford

24 months
12715 GBP/year
7070 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Medical Education is a professional development course at the University of Oxford aimed at medical education professionals, spanning all medical specialities. It focuses on the history, contemporary issues and development of the field, as well as research methods and design and evaluation of research in medical education. 


About this Degree

This part-time Medical Education course at the University of Oxford is aimed at medical professionals and health science practitioners who are involved, or intend to be involved, in educating future health professionals. These medical professionals may include not only postgraduate physicians but also a range of graduate allied health science practitioners involved in the care of patients and in the education of future healthcare workforce.

The part-time MSc in Medical Education will be offered jointly by the Department of Education in the Social Sciences Division and the Medical School in the Medical Sciences Division, with formal responsibility for the programme resting with the Department of Education. Interdisciplinarity is endemic in education and medicine, and team-teaching capitalises upon the distinctive knowledge and skills of academics within the two departments.

Programme Structure

The MSc will consist of six taught modules in the first year, assessed by written assignments. The six core modules will include:

  • Patients, learners and teachers
  • Curriculum and pedagogy
  • Assessment issues and practices
  • Educational theory and philosophy
  • Work-based learning and skill development
  • Educational research methods

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications:

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in any medically related subject area.
  • Applicants who do not hold a relevant subject degree but have sufficient professional experience in a relevant working environment will be considered.
  • For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.6 out of 4.0.
Other qualifications, evidence of excellence and relevant experience
  • Evidence of your employer's support is required.
  • Publications are not expected.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12715 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12715 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7070 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7070 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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